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July Pint Night Featuring Odell Brewing to Benefit All Breed Rescue & Training

Our monthly pint night is upon us! We have partnered with Odell Brewing to take over all of our taps on July 10th at 6:30 pm.  We will be donating the proceeds from the evening to All Breed Rescue & Training. Our mystery prize raffle will also be happening with drawings starting at 7:30 and continuing until 8:30.  We hope to see all of you there to help us support this great organization!!

 

The Featured Organization: All Breed Rescue & Training

Location: 410 ½ E. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs, CO  80907

Phone Number: 719-264-6460

Email Address: info.abrt@gmail.com

 

Mission: All Breed Rescue & Training’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, rehome, (re)train at-risk shelter dogs and provide professional education services for all dog owners.They also educate the community to help keep dogs in people’s homes. They offer FREE training for all puppies under 16 weeks of age adopted from HSPPR to give those dogs the best foundation for success in their new homes through socialization. They take dogs in danger of being euthanized to make room at the shelter for more “adoptable” dogs then train and rehome those dogs to suitable homes.  Any dog that they rescue, they rescue for LIFE. Any dog adopted from them can be brought back at any time and will be rehomed. Interested in getting involved? Fill out a volunteer application at: https://haveanicedog.wufoo.com/forms/volunteer-form/

 

The Partner Brewery: Odell Brewing

Location: 800 East Lincoln Ave.  Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone Number: 970-498-9070

Email Address: cheers@odellbrewing.com

 

We will be featuring 8 beers from Odell Brewing and 1 cider from Stem Ciders for pint night this month. Here is the list of what we will be featuring!

 

IPA – 7% ABV

Rupture Fresh Grind Ale – 6% ABV

Cutthroat Porter Nitro – 5% ABV

Easy Street Wheat – 4.6% ABV

90 Schilling Scottish Amber – 5.3% ABV

Levity Amber Ale – 5.1% ABV

Colorado Lager – 5% ABV

St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale – 6.5% ABV

Stem Hibiscus Session Cider – 4.3% ABV

 

Mystery Prize Raffle thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Pet Pantry & Dog Wash

Native Instinct Co

Republic of Paws

The Barking Biscuit Bakery-Mobile Treat Trailer

Painting with a Twist

Bark for Help, LLC

Bingo Takeover 6/21/18 – Painting With A Twist

Coloradans are lucky to live in such a beautiful place that offers so much to do including our fur babies. Painting with a Twist is no exception. The first Sunday of every month, Painting with a Twist invites you to a step by step painting class where you can paint a portrait of your fur baby! There’s no need to have any experience painting, because their local artist will guide you through a step by step process while you sip on your favorite beverage in a comforting atmosphere. You’ll get to go home with a one-of-a-kind painting of your fur baby made by you.
This company isn’t just about fun paintings with cocktails. They strive to help you accomplish your creative abilities in a relaxing environment. Painting with a Twist was started in 2007 after hurricane Katrina devastated Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney’s community. They wanted to bring a lively business to their community that could help rebuild their home. They invited their community to meet in Cathy’s barn and provided and lively step by step instruction to a one-of-a-kind painting and experience. Eventually their concept created Painting with a Purpose, a program they started to give back to local nonprofits. This class is held once a month and 50% of all profits go towards a local non-profit that contributes to multiple communities.
This fun paint and sip concept has extended all across the country and is open Tuesday through Sunday with different themes every day. They have worked hard through many years to create a successful business with like minded communities and passionate artists. You can check out their website www.paintingwithatwist.com which has a monthly calendar of upcoming events or give them a call at (719) 473-8663. This company definitely won’t disappoint for a good time.

Please join us for bingo on Thursday, June 21st at 6:30 pm when Painting With a Twist takes over all of the prizes!!

June Pint Night – Left Hand Brewing and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

How do I sum up who I am in a few short words? I am stubborn, determined, probably a little bit OCD, independent, and a control freak. I am incredibly close to my family, I love to cook, I enjoy traveling, food and wine. I’m a sucker for reality TV and try to find time to go the movies a few times a month. But what most people don’t know about me, is that I have been living with Multiple Sclerosis since 2009. Everyone I meet knows someone who has MS and their experiences are all different, but most often, people are surprised when I tell them I have MS. I’m not ashamed of my disease by any means and will usually tell people pretty quickly about it, but I like people to get to know me first so they realize that MS is not everything that I am.

Multiple Sclerosis
noun: sclerosis; noun: multiple sclerosis; plural noun: multiple sclerosis
a chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.

My story starts in 2009. I woke up one day feeling like I was going to fall over. It was the middle of December and being a server working in a high end steak house, the three weeks leading up to Christmas were crazy busy. I chalked up how I was feeling as stemming from being tired from working so much. I tried to rest, yet it kept getting worse. I started dropping wine glasses and running into chairs. I knew something was wrong when I tried to walk down the stairs and I fell into the railing. I went to the emergency room where they ran lots of tests. Their answer for me was that they “thought” it might be multiple sclerosis, but the only thing they could do was give me IV steroids to help with the symptoms. I decided against the IV steroids because I wanted to see what my body was going to do on its own. If it was MS, the hope was that it would clear up on its own, but it was just a matter of time. By the time Christmas rolled around, my entire right side of my body was paralyzed and I needed help to shower and eat, as my right side is my dominant side. An appointment with a neurologist a week later confirmed what they were thinking in the ER. An MRI showed that I had lesions on my brain that were indicative of MS. This sent me into a spiral of depression, shame, denial and sadness. I was 25 years old and still trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and here I was, trying to deal with a disease that I was going to change my life forever. It took six weeks for my body to start getting back to normal. I was hopeful that I would never have another relapse; but I lived in constant fear of it, which only contributed to the depression.

In April of 2011, my left eye went blind and it was then that I knew, I had MS for sure and needed to figure out how to live with it. That was when I decided to start the medication that is available for people with MS. The medication helps to suppress the immune system so it doesn’t attack healthy cells in the body. After getting on this medicine and learning as much as I could about diet and exercise, I was able to move in a direction to start creating my dreams again. It wasn’t until I was 4 years into this journey, that Pub Dog became a vision in my life. Fast forward another 4 years and I can look back and honestly say that I am thankful for MS. It has taught me so many things about myself. I’ve learned to listen to my body, I’ve realized how strong I am and that I can do anything I set my mind to. I’ve learned to never use my MS as an excuse and to not judge other people when they are mean to me because they are most likely fighting a harder battle than I am. MS is a part of who I am; it is not the entirety of me, but it has made me a better person. Because MS has made me the person that I am, I’ve been able to take the strength I’ve learned and translate it into opening Pub Dog, which has allowed me to become a surrogate doggie mom to all of your fur babies, and for that, I am eternally grateful!

Because of my personal experience, I was so excited when we decided to partner with Left Hand Brewing for a complete tap takeover to benefit Bike MS and the National MS Society. Many people don’t realize that they don’t know what causes MS and there isn’t a cure…yet. Every dollar that gets donated to the National MS Society goes towards helping people with MS find effective treatment choices and solutions to the challenges of living with MS, helps people affected by MS to connect to individuals, information and resources they need to move their lives forward and generate resources that accelerate progress to help find a cure.

For me, I’m still early on in my disease and I still hold a hope that they will find a cure in my lifetime. Every dollar that gets donated helps them get one step closer to this. Left Hand Brewing has donated over $3 million dollars to Bike MS since 2008. I’m thrilled to be able to partner with them for our June pint night to be able to give back to a cause that greatly affects me personally!! I hope to everyone there to help us raise as much money as we can to help find a cure!

~Tara

Left Hand Brewing is doing a complete tap takeover on June 12th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. A portion of of the proceeds from all of the beers on tap will be donated to Bike MS. We will also feature our mystery prize raffle and there will be lots of fun giveaways from Left Hand Brewing Company! Come celebrate the beginning of summer with us!!

Featured Beers include:

Wheel’s Gose ‘Round – Raspberry Gose – Supports Team Left Hand
Juicy Goodness – Dry Hopped Golden Ale
Left Hand IPA – India Pale Ale
Death Before Disco – Porter
Polestar – Pilsner Lager
Sawtooth Ale – Amber Ale
Good JuJu – Ale brewed with Ginger
Nitro – Milk Stout
Peach Beerllini – Peach Radler

Pub Dog Pint Night Coming Up April 10th

We are so excited to announce that we will be hosting a monthly pint night that we will use to give back to our community. Each month we will choose a different charity that will be the beneficiary of the evening. We will also partner with a local brewery and feature several of their beers for the evening. This month, our pint night will be on April 10th from 6 – 8 pm. We can’t wait to see everyone there!! For more information, check out our Facebook Page.

The Featured Organization: UpaDowna
Mission: UpaDowna’s mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment. UpaDowna provides a no-excuse way for individuals, families, and the community to try a new, healthy activity outside in nature! We
help combat things like depression, low self-esteem, obesity, diabetes, autism and more! By providing a location, education, and outdoor equipment for our participants, they are sure to find an adventure activity to fall in love with!
Location: 815 S. 25th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Contact Information: (719) 429-9006 info@upadowna.org
Many people don’t know that UpaDowna was founded by and is still run by an Army Veteran and his wife. They have lots of upcoming events but their 3rd Saturday hike is a part of the Great American Cleanup on April 21st at 9am at America the Beautiful Park. To get more information or to get involved, please contact them.

The Partner Brewery: Upslope Brewing
Location: Boulder, CO
Email Address: info@upslopebrewing.com\
Upcoming events: For a full calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.upslopebrewing.com
Upslope has many beers but their most popular is their Craft Lager. For our pint night, we will be featuring their Experimental IPA (7% ABV), the Brown Ale (6.7% ABV), both available all year round, and the Belgian Style Pale Ale (7.5%) which is a seasonal beer available during early spring.

Everything We’re Not Makes Us Everything We Are

Here at Pub Dog, we often feel like trailblazers. While it may be true to say that parts of our dog friendly concept have been done before, as a whole it has not. And as the great Philosopher, Aristotle said, ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ We are finding a lot of truth in this statement with every new challenge we tackle as concept pioneers. In today’s post, I would like to break down our PARTS, so you may better understand our Pub Dog family and what our WHOLE is really about.

We’re not (just) a restaurant:
/n./ a place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises

This first aspect of serving food is what sets us apart from other dog friendly places like parks, open spaces or establishments like breweries or retail stores. After a long hike or day of running errands, enjoy one of our fresh salads or hearty sandwiches. The best part is, you don’t have to leave your dog in the car!! You get to reward them with some crispy bacon, a dog bone or a refreshing pup-sicle (frozen chicken broth). We are also always adapting and changing our menu based on recommendations from our customers. Because in the end, a well fed human makes a better companion for their pooch. What a win-win situation!

We’re not (just) an animal care facility:
/n./ organization devoted to the welfare, protection and humane treatment of animals

While we don’t directly facilitate adoption and rescue operations under our company name, we are immensely invested in the welfare and condition of every dog that comes into our world. For safety reasons, we switched our cleaning supplies to a non-toxic formula, safe for dogs. In addition, we make sure that every item on our ‘doggie menu’ is 100% safe for canine consumption. In a less direct, but more rewarding way, we host a non-profit fundraising event the 2nd Tuesday of every month. At this time, we pick one charity or non-profit group from the community and we host a raffle bag event for them. A portion of the proceeds is then donated to this chosen cause of that month.

We’re not (just) a dog park:
/n./ a park for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owner

Anyone who has ever been to Pub Dog knows that our off-leash, fenced in, play park is the reason why their dog wiggles violently with excitement as soon as they’ve pulled into our parking lot. This space was designed to give dogs an opportunity to socialize with each other as their owners get to relax with a cocktail or beer in hand and good conversation all around. It is quite amazing to see so many different sizes, shapes, breeds and backgrounds of dogs be able to run around and just have fun!

We’re not (just) a community center:
/n./ a place where members of a community can meet for social support, educational information, or recreational activities

While we may be ‘all about dogs’ here, we also strive to create an inviting and engaging space for the people our furry customers bring along with them 🙂 Located near our entrance is a game table with everything from ‘Apples to Apples’ to ‘Monopoly’ and ‘Jenga.’ There is also a growing collection of dog-themed books that can be found by the games! Most exciting, however, is the events we host here at Pub Dog. Every Wednesday night we host Trivia (through Trivia Factory) and every Thursday we host Bingo (Proceeds benefit Bear Creek Dog Park). Check out our calendar of events online or posted near the ordering window at Pub Dog!

……And now to quote early Kanye West, “Now everything I’m not, made me everything I am.”